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Holocene diatom records of wetland development near Weipa, Cape York, Australia

Proske, Ulrike; Stevenson, Janelle; Seddon, Alistair W. R.; Taffs, Kathryn


To better understand the response of tropical wetlands to Holocene environmental changes, two lacustrine diatom records from Weipa, Cape York, have been investigated. The record from Big Willum (BW01) commenced approx. 7.9 calibrated thousand years before present (k cal a BP) and details stages of initial swamp development, a phase of ephemeral conditions between approximately 5.7 and 2.2 k cal a BP and relative wetland stability after 2.2 k cal a BP. Lithological and to a lesser extent diatom...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary International
DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2016.09.014


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